This is another example of the useful variety of bar skills that single rails help to introduce and develop. The goal is to jump back and get familiar with catching the bar and immediately push away to facilitate a good swing for any subsequent skill following the reverse hecht.
Horizontal bar reverse hechts require a quick opening of the shoulder angle before the body swings down beyond the horizontal line. Training low single rail back bails with the shoulders opening prior to landing down on the mat helps to develop an understanding of this technical action.
Though male gymnasts tend to perform the higgins while already bailing down, this skill can be performed beginning in the handstand support as optimally seen on the uneven bars. Spotting the gymnasts on a low single rail allows them to experience the body weight transfer and technical motions required to move and turn from an overgrip to an eagle-grip position.
Straps training is another great tool to introduce and refine many uneven and horizontal bar skills. Coaches must teach their gymnasts how to use the straps correctly and in a safe manner. These clips are examples of the proper straps and hands placement to train over grip skills.
The first dynamic step in straps training is learning how to progressively increase the basic swing amplitude. The hollow to tight arch motions to execute a tap while moving through the bottom are similar to the regular swings with straps but wearing the straps correctly the gymnasts can afford very big back and forth swings without any fear of ripping off the bar.
Strap giants help gymnasts to understand the tap actions timing and improve their body positions during the skill. Before attempting strap back gaints the gymnasts need some experience with giants with spot and big swings with straps.
Many horizontal or uneven bars basic skills show a cleaner body line when performed with a neutral head while some other skills are executed better when the gymnasts maintain visual contact with the bar as is the case with releases such as gingers and kollmans.
In this progressive step of the previous strap stalder drill the gymnasts continue increasing the amplitude of their body extension coming out of the pancake compression and also aim to direct that extension closer to the vertical line until eventually they reach a total handstand.
In this progressive step of the previous stalder drill, the gymnast continue increasing the amplitude of their body extension coming out of the pancake compression and also aim to direct that extension closer to the vertical line until they eventually reach a total handstand.
Although front giants may be trained using straps with an overgrip to practice certain skills such as inverted giants in eagle grip, the intitial grip required is an undergrip. Therefore it is important to know how to place the hands on the straps for safe undergrip swings.
During straps training sessions, front giants may be learned with an overgrip. Eventually it is wise to master front giants with an undergrip hand position. The athletes may build up their swings until they bring their bodies up to a handstand support. Observe how the hands are placed in the straps for undergrip swings and front giants.
Begining with an undergrip during the front part of the swing the gymnast brings the legs to a deep pancake in which the body passes through the bottom and is kept during the swing up while the athlete initiates a strong straight arms pull to support. The support ends with a wrist shift while the legs move out of the pancake compression.